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‘Making a Murderer’s’ Steven Avery wins the right to appeal his case

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Words by Tara Smith

Turning point.

In huge news for true crime fans, Steven Avery – the subject of Netflix’s hit Making a Murderer series – has won the right to appeal his conviction.

According to BBC, Avery will have his case re-examined by a Wisconsin circuit court after his lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, won a motion to appeal.

He is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. Avery’s nephew, Brendan Dassey, is also serving a life sentence for the same murder following a separate trial.

The motion to appeal came after it emerged that bones (believed to have been Halbach’s) were returned to her family by the Wisconsin Department of Justice without being DNA tested – a violation of state law.

Avery has already served 18 years behind bars for a different crime he was exonerated from, meaning this could be the second time a conviction against him is overturned.

Netflix is yet to announce if Season 3 of Making a Murderer will go ahead, but we’ll be waiting in anticipation.

netflix.com/au

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